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Aviation & sky sports

© SA Tourism© SA TourismWhether you want to learn to fly, propose to the love of your life in a hot air balloon, or play Top Gun for a day, you’ll find a host of fabulous aviation adventures to choose from. South Africa is one of the few places in the world where you can do a recreational flight in an ex military supersonic jet – at a pretty hefty price tag, of course – and there are some great opportunities for flying in classic and aerobatic planes. In most of the tourist areas you can do a scenic flight in a range of aircraft. Of course, if you fly over game reserves, you get the added bonus of a bird’s eye view of a range of animals while you could spot whales and dolphins from a flight over the ocean. Depending on where you are, you could choose between a fixed wing aircraft, a helicopter, a super-silent glider, and even a classic vintage aircraft. See microlights for scenic flights in these funky little craft. Or – if you’re interested in flying unplugged – check out paragliding & hang gliding or skydiving.


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